RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, AUDIOSLAVE and PROPHETS OF RAGE bassist Tim Commerford has confirmed his split with his wife of nearly two decades. According to The Blast, Aleece Commerford filed documents on November 28 to end the couple's 17-year marriage.
Tim Commerford said in a statement: "After 17 years of marriage to Aleece Dimas, I am saddened to announce our divorce. This decision was made after much careful thought and consideration.
"I want to send my deepest appreciation to my family and friends who have supported us through these changes. We remain committed and loving parents to our two boys.
"Our family asks in advance for your kindness and sensitivity at this difficult time."
The 50-year-old rocker and Aleece Commerford were married in 2001 and have two sons together, Xavier and Quentin. In the documents obtained by The Blast, Aleece listed the date of separation as November 27, and is asking for physical custody of the two children. She is also seeking spousal support from Tim.
The family lives in Malibu. Aleece reportedly works in the medical field, and as an AIDS activist. It’s unclear what caused the split between the couple.
In a 2016 interview with Forbes, Tim stated about his family, "I love being a dad, I love my wife and my kids are amazing to me and I love the challenge of making music and family work. They influence me musically and emotionally."
Commerford and the rest of PROPHETS OF RAGE are reportedly preparing to release their second album sometime in early 2019.